Thursday, July 2, 2009

She's a goner

The sweet gum tree was taken down this morning and now the logs are waiting to be hauled off by a friend of ours. We'll have the stump ground out soon. It's amazing how much light there is in that area now. The tree man said that now our neighbor's trees will take the brunt of the wind so I'm hoping they don't have problems.

The area under the other tree in the photo has always been heavily shaded and it gets very weedy. I have tried to establish shade loving plants there. You can't see in this photo that there are ferns, Solomon's Seal, Lily of the Valley, Epimedium, bleeding heart and some other plantings. I'll continue to plant shade lovers there.

In front of where the tree was is a patch of grass that was supposed to be another part of the herb garden. I'll post pics as we progress with this. Right now everything looks to shabby to show!

I cleaned out the hard drive on our computer yesterday! I've been putting it off for ages! It took a long time to back up files and reinstall Windows, but it was very easy and went off without a hitch. Gone are all the kids games, ancient files, garbage from the internet, etc. I could barely use Photoshop without it crashing since the drive was so clogged up with debris.

A clean drive is a happy drive...


Melissa said...

A happy drive is a good thing! Boy it must've been a lot of work though.

Looking forward to seeing how your new garden space will turn out. I bet those plants will stand up straighter and thrive!

This past harsh winter took out a couple of shrubs in one bed. While it was initially sad it turned out to be a blessing because other plants there, long in their shadows, are now thriving!

Happy Gardening!

Tammy said...

Glad you got your drive cleaned up. Don't know where I'd be without my Photoshop!

Silverlotus said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I think I agree with most of what you said. As I new knitter I am nuts to try everything, but I can see myself slowing down in the near future.

Shame about the tree. But is great that the car was saved and you will have more room to garden.